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Smithfield in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bricks in the Crosswalk

 
 
Bricks in the Crosswalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
1. Bricks in the Crosswalk Marker
Inscription.  Main Street was once paved in brick during the early twentieth century. During the street's reconstruction from 1991 to 1993, the old paving bricks found under the asphalt were removed to make way for the installation of underground utilities. The bricks were set aside and later installed in crosswalks and driveways — a lasting link with the town's past.
 
Erected by Town of Smithfield, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 36° 58.926′ N, 76° 37.877′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker is on Main Street (Business U.S. 258) just west of South Church Street (Virginia Route 10), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Main Street, Smithfield VA 23430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ivy Hill Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Law & Politics in 18th Century Isle of Wight (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Isle of Wight Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker);
Ivy Hill Cemetery and Bricks in the Crosswalk markers image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
2. Ivy Hill Cemetery and Bricks in the Crosswalk markers
The Todd House & the First Smithfield Ham (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Isle of Wight County War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Atkinson Storehouse (about 800 feet away); Founding Site of Smithfield Packing Company (about 800 feet away); Smithfield (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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